Dr Claire Higgins is a Senior Research Associate at the Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law.
Dr Higgins is a 2017 Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar, and also holds a 2017 Australian-European University Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship. Previously, she completed doctoral study in History as a Clarendon Scholar at Merton College, the University of Oxford, writing on the development of Australian refugee policy. At the Kaldor Centre Dr Higgins' research concerns refugee status determination in historical context, and alternative policies for processing asylum seekers. Her book Asylum By Boat: Origins of Australia’s Refugee Policy was published in 2018.